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Albany Institute of History & Art

125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2202
+1 518-463-4478
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Unexpected hidden Gem

First of all this doesn't look like a museum from the outside, it looks like another educational... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Joami A
A small gem

My daughter and I drove up to Albany for a day and spent an hour here enjoying the collection. She... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Susan M
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Step inside one of the oldest museums in North America for a glimpse of what life was like in old Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley through an amazing collection of furniture, clothing, paintings, silver and photographs, all celebrating the importance of this region in American history.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2202
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Reviewed 6 days ago

First of all this doesn't look like a museum from the outside, it looks like another educational building on a college campus. The workers were really nice, and then once I entered I fell in-love. The pieces of art and portraits, the artifacts, everything was...More

Thank Joami A
Reviewed 2 June 2017

My daughter and I drove up to Albany for a day and spent an hour here enjoying the collection. She has become interested in the Hudson River School of Artists and this was a good place to view some of their paintings. This is within...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I never would have expected to see mummies in a small museum in upstate New York but this museum has two! Including one that has been partially unwrapped so you can see the actual body. So cool! The rest of the museum was equally impressive...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2017

We support them but haven't been there in a while as driving there can be a challenge. We visited for the turn of the century photography exhibit & were not disappointed. So interesting to learn of the history of Albany & surrounding area. This gem...More

Thank Aud542
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The Albany Institute has invited visitors to enjoy its eclectic collections and exhibits for more than a century. We visited recently principally to see a small exhibit on Alexander Hamilton, who lived and worked in Albany for several years in the 1780s. We stayed around...More

1  Thank Tom T
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Wonderful collection . Always some new artist on display . Book store could be a little bigger. Parking sometime is a problem, not a large parking lot. Best to go during the week.

1  Thank Edward G
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We visited on a Saturday and were warmly greeted by the admission representative a very pleasant gentleman and given a rundown of the museum exhibits and layout of the building. Enjoyed the Rock-n-Roll Photography exhibit as well as the the Hudson River Painter display. Loved...More

1  Thank cygnetNewYork
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We wenr specifically to see two exhibits, one on the history of Chairs, and one of Rock n Roll photographs - both were excellent to walk through. We had both been here before but many years ago, so it was nice to rediscover. There is...More

1  Thank bluesmama11
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I had not been here since I was a youngster to see the mummies with my Dad ('60s). Larger, brighter, and more relevant. They still have the mummies and other objects purchased from Egypt 100 years ago. And the paintings from various artists of the...More

2  Thank napngs
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My wife paints in oil and I read several books on history each week. This is the one place we love to bring visitors. The collections and changing displays are wonderful. The roots of the museum go back to just after the Revolutionary War.

1  Thank David S
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242janer
11 June 2016|
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Response from LaCat304 | Reviewed this property |
Hours Monday: Closed Tuesday: Open to registered groups only Wednesday: 10AM–5PM Thursday: 10AM-8PM* Library open Thursdays 1PM–4:30PM and by appointment Friday: 10AM-5PM Saturday: 10AM-5PM Sunday: Noon–5PM *Now offering... More
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Valery B
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$10 is General Admission. They offer free admission on Thursdays starting at 5 p.m. through 8 p.m.
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